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    Default JD 3038 - Enough power to run a logsplitter?

    Alright...I'm getting the dual rear remotes installed on my new JD 3038...

    I'm also looking at the Power Beyond Kit to run a log splitter, I had thought about running the log splitter from a pump on the pto, but forgot that if there was no one ont he seat, then the pto won't run!!! LOL!

    Anyhow...will a PB kit with the 3038 be enough to run a log splitter?

    What determines the force for a log splitter, the GPM or the PSI? or a combination of the both?

    any help would be great! My tractor says the implement only has a hydraulic flow of 5.3 GPM, will this be ok??

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    Default Re: JD 3038 - Enough power to run a logsplitter?

    The pressure and the diameter of the cylinder, work together to give the force. Increase either one, and the force increases. The GPM determines the time for extension and retraction.

    cyl psi lbs ton

    3 in at 2500 = 17,671 = 8
    4 in at 3000 = 37,699 = 18
    6 in at 3000 = 84,823 = 42
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    Default Re: JD 3038 - Enough power to run a logsplitter?

    It may be a touch slow...but it will operate it fine and have plenty of power. There may be a way to defeat the safety switch for off-seat operation also...on my 4110 I simply pull the switch up after raising the seat, most JD models have tat ability somehow-check your manual.
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    Default Re: JD 3038 - Enough power to run a logsplitter?

    Quote Originally Posted by J_J View Post
    The pressure and the diameter of the cylinder, work together to give the force. Increase either one, and the force increases. The GPM determines the time for extension and retraction.

    cyl psi lbs ton

    3 in at 2500 = 17,671 = 8
    4 in at 3000 = 37,699 = 18
    6 in at 3000 = 84,823 = 42
    I am curious to see how you come up with your numbers JJ.
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    Default Re: JD 3038 - Enough power to run a logsplitter?

    Seems like the formula would be Area (in sq in) times pounds per sq in.

    3" dia. cylinder = (PI X (1.5 squared)) X 2500

    Dave.

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    Default Re: JD 3038 - Enough power to run a logsplitter?

    Chart

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    Default Re: JD 3038 - Enough power to run a logsplitter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Duffster View Post
    I am curious to see how you come up with your numbers JJ.
    Go here, select tech help, then force and speed.

    https://www.surpluscenter.com/techhe...name=hydraulic
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